Monday, December 13, 2010

Puy Lentils, Sweet Potato and Carrot Curry

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Hello World!Yes, I am alive and kicking in-spite of a mild case of "Chillblains" on my feet. For those of you who are wondering what it is, its a form of ulcer that occur when a predisposed individual is exposed to cold and humidity. My feet has poor circulation and is always like an ice block during winter. This brings a host load of problems with it -- I feel the cold in my bones no matter how warmly I am dressed. And my hubby doesn't want to come anywhere near me cause I try to use him like a personal heater. I have been told to take plenty of omega-3 rich food/supplements plus keep my feet covered at all times to keep that infernal condition at bay. :(. Its certainly making me wince every time I am on my foot which is almost all of my waking moment. Well, I am a busy bee. My little man makes sure that I am that way.

Anyways, this is what I made last week when I didn't know what to do with all the sweet potato that were begging me to use them.I certainly didn't want to eat another pie as I had my fair share of it last month. This curry on a bed of mango-cashew rice is insanely good combo. I am so proud of myself for this curry creation. :).
  • 1/2 Cup Puy Lentils
  • 2 Small Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Large Carrot
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt as needed
For Grinding:
  • 2 Medium Onions, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 Dry Red Chili or less
  • 1/4 Tsp Peppercorns
  • 3/4" Ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 Stalks Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Dessicated/Fresh Coconut shavings
  • Soak the Puy Lentils for 2-3 hours and pressure cook/cook( with water barely covering them)until they are soft yet firm. Set aside. Don't drain the water.
  • In a pan, heat a tbsp of olive oil and saute the ingredients under "Grinding" one by one in the order mentioned.
  • Switch off the stove and stir in the coconut.
  • Cool the mixture and grind it coarsely.
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and carrot. 
  • Cut the Carrot to 4mm discs.
  • Cut the Sweet Potatoes to 4mm discs and further cut them into thick strips.
  • In the pan, heat the remaining oil and fry the cut sweet potatoes and carrots until they are slightly browned in the edges.
  • Add the cooked Puy lentils and ground masala. 
  • Sprinkle water and add salt for taste.
  • Lid the pan and cook just until all moisture evaporates and the veggies are firm and tender.
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  1. OMG..I have the same problem...Iam sitting here with my socks on all the time.We should meet sometime :)
    The curry looks wonderful

  2. Take care dear of your legs and hope you feel better.

    That is one delicious and healthy curry :)

  3. wonderful presentation and cool way to have it with rice.......take care of ur foot buddy

  4. Take care.. hope u feel better soon. By the way the curry looks too good and healthy. Looks really delicious. Take care dear.

  5. Hope you feel better soon. Sweet potatoes are my latest obsession.

  6. Never heard the word puy lentils...Is there any other name to it...This dish looks so nice...

  7. looks wonderful and tasty.. very good presentation also. nice and healthy combo of vegetables

  8. Irresistible curry CL! ;)

    Hope U r doing better there, keep busy. Hehe :)

  9. Dear lassie
    Ha ha I am also proud of you for presenting this great recipe...Some sweet potatoes are also in the fridge . I bought them to make Gulap jamoons , luckily my wife has forgotten this..Will try your recipe soon...although I have been asked by doc not to eat vegetables,salad etc, but this one seems low on roughages.
    Please take care of your feet. Women in general suffer from this because of lower hemoglobin compared to men. Exercise the toes, tuck a pillow below the feet to keep it raised a bit, most important is to wear a heavy woolen shocks at home all the time and exercise toes and feet...
    ( I have become half doctor I mean a quack, due to bad influence from my wife..
    Have a nice week

  10. Lovely presentation, like the medley of those colorful healthy veggies in the recipe.

  11. one healthy and fulfilling dish....looks delicious....take care dear! and stay warm!

  12. Wat a healthy dish, looks absolutely comforting..

  13. Take Care of your legs.

    Lovely and unique combo for the curry

  14. with all these coldness am living on meat and see food forgot veggies...they look awesome Cl...will give it try :)

  15. The curry combination looks great. So healthy with all the vegetables and lentils...

    Hope your feet have warmed up a bit now...Do take care

  16. I've always enjoyed the combination of lentils and curry. These look like a wonderful bright side dish!


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